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2 Aug 2017
Assess The Benefits And Risks Of Compliance As A Service
Search Cloud Computing, August 2nd, 2017

"With compliance as a service, organizations can lean more heavily on their cloud providers to ensure adherence with certain regulations -- but not without some risk.

While it's still an early trend, more public cloud providers will start to offer a form of compliance and governance on demand. And, as they do, many of them will start to handle tasks such as identity and access management, encryption and assurance that their users adhere to regulatory and compliance requirements..."
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1 Aug 2017
Best Practices For Staying Safe In The Expanding Cloud
Information Management, August 1st, 2017

"The cloud is growing. There were 1,427 cloud services in use at organizations in 2016, an increase of 23.7 percent from 2015. Approximately 18 percent of the data that goes into the cloud has some form of sensitive information, whether that's personally identifiable information or trade secrets.

With the typical organization facing 23 cloud security threats every month, there are many opportunities for a breach. In fact, last year, the number of threats rose by 18.4 percent. What is even more troubling is that insiders are becoming increasingly responsible for these breaches, whether through negligence or malicious intent..."
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2 Aug 2017
Overcome Common IP Address Issues During A Cloud Migration
Search Cloud Computing, August 2nd, 2017

"During a move to the cloud, many organizations overlook potential snags surrounding IP addresses. To start, know how cloud providers manage address assignment.

Enterprises often overlook IP address issues during workload migrations from a local data center to the public cloud.

Your cloud provider and the activity of your cloud instance typically limit IP address ranges and availability, so the address that your workload uses in the public cloud is usually different than what you use on premises -- and often dynamic..."
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    3 Aug 2017
    Edge Computing Could Push The Cloud To The Fringe
    TechCrunch, August 3th, 2017

    "Peter Levine, a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has an interesting working theory. He believes that cloud computing is soon going to take a back seat to edge computing - and we will very quickly see the majority of processing taking place at the device level.

    As crazy as that sounds - and he fully recognizes that it does - Levine says it's based on sound analysis of where he sees computing going - and he believes his job as an investor is to recognize where the industry is heading before it happens...
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    3 Aug 2017
    How To Manage Multiple Hybrid Cloud Vendors: 8 Tips
    The Enterprisers Project, August 3th, 2017

    "Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategy means juggling several vendors. Use this advice to get the best results and avoid trouble...

    Vendor management has long been an important - if a tad unglamorous - need in IT shops. That proves even more true in the hybrid cloud era. Hybrid cloud models, especially in concert with a multi-cloud strategy, entail working with multiple offerings and vendors..."
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    4 Aug 2017
    7 Ways Cloud Software Can Simplify Document Management
    ITProPortal, August 4th, 2017

    "Despite the wealth of advice available, many companies struggle to identify what's affecting productivity in their own organisations.

    Hundreds of articles exist listing tips for streamlining employee productivity. Despite the wealth of advice available, many companies struggle to identify what's affecting productivity in their own organisations. Researchers at Bain and Company coined the term known as 'organisational drag' to describe common productivity killers. According to author Michael C. Mankins, more than 20 per cent of a company's productive capacity is lost to embedded organisational structures and processes..."
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